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Cush Gives Back To Malteenoes

Guyanese all-rounder and Stanford 20/20 millionaire Lennox Cush gave back to his cricket club yesterday when his brother, Trenton Griffith, handed over a cheque worth $400,000 to the Malteenoes Sports Club and Cricket Academy.

The donation is part of a joint initiative by Cush, Deon Ferrier and Orin Forde, all members of Malteenoes who are reported to have received no less than $16.5 million each as part of the victorious Guyana team in the recent Stanford 20/20 tournament.

They have agreed to complete a $1.2 million project to refurbish the club’s dressing rooms and construct sanitary facilities.

President of the club, Edward Richmond, says the donation is highly appreciated since the club’s facilities were damaged during the 2005 flood.

“These guys are like my children and I am grateful that they are now able to give back.” He noted also that Cush has pledged to support other club activities to stimulate youth participation.

Griffith said that Cush, who is a member of the USA cricket team, is thankful for the training and support he received at Malteenoes. He said his brother feels that all his success would not have been possible without the club. Cush has been a member of that club for more than 15 years.

Malteenoes formed the first cricket academy in the Western Hemisphere in 1993 and has promising young players at the under 19 level such as captain of the Guyana under-19 team Steven Jacobs, Shemroy Barrington and Danny Narayan. The club has produced West Indies players such as Colin Stewart, Barrington Browne and Clayton Lambert.

In addition to this donation, Cush plans to use some of his earnings to support education in Guyana and development projects in Kitty where he grew up.

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